How to travel from Birmingham to Manchester

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from Birmingham to Manchester

How to get from Birmingham to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Birmingham to Manchester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
10:20AM2h20
Birmingham
12:40PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$101One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
10:20AM2h20
Birmingham
12:40PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$101One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Cross Country
11:01AM1h29
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:30PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$701One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Cross Country
10:19AM1h34
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:53AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$381One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:07AM2h22
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
01:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$701One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
11:22AM2h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
01:50PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$701One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
09:30AM2h20
Birmingham
11:50AMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$101One-way
0 transfers
National Express
09:00AM2h25
Birmingham, Coach Station
11:25AMManchester, Coach Station
$111One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:40AM2h20
Birmingham
01:00PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$101One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Manchester from Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€21) • 1 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or CrossCountry

Take a bus or train to travel 70 miles (113 km) to Manchester from Birmingham. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Manchester.

How to get from Birmingham to Manchester

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Birmingham to Manchester there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 79,28% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Birmingham to Manchester. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Find the best journey between Birmingham and Manchester with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel from Birmingham to Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Birmingham to Manchester travel information with Cross Country:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 28 min
  • Cross Country frequency: 16 a day

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel from Birmingham to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    FAQs: Travel from Birmingham to Manchester

    FAQs: Travel to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Manchester.
    FAQs

    There are 2 travel options between Birmingham and Manchester. You can take a bus or train.

    The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Manchester is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

    Taking a bus costs $18 (€16) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $24 (€21).

    The quickest way to travel from Birmingham to Manchester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Bus takes 1 h 40 min on average.

    Manchester is approximately 70 miles (113 km) away from Birmingham.

    The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Manchester is:

    • 25 buses per day.
    • Around 23 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Birmingham to Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to Manchester:

    • Most travelers catch their bus from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
    • Most travelers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

    The following travel companies offer services from Birmingham to Manchester:

    • Travel with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Birmingham to Manchester tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
    • CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, West Midland Trains, Northern Rail (3) or Transport for Wales can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Northern Rail (3) from Birmingham to Manchester for $23 (€20).

    Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Manchester with the following travel companies:

    • 25 direct buses per day with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus.
    • Direct train available with CrossCountry 15 direct trains per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Birmingham to Manchester.

    Your trip from Birmingham to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow to your Birmingham to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
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